Obituaries for Friday, November 17, 2017

Rogelio Javier Domingo

Rogelio Javier Domingo of Waialeale Estates passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Nov. 5, 2017, at the age of 69. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on Oct. 24, 1948, and was employed by Island Yard Services as a Landscaper.

Preceded in death by his parents, Eulogio and Segunda Domingo.

Rogelio is survived by his wife, Marina Domingo of Waialeale Estates; daughter, Jona (Chris) Guerin of Kapaa; sons, Emerson (Mary Grace) Domingo of the Philippines, Edison (Armina) Domingo of Singapore; 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Antonio (Jovita) Domingo of Oahu, Herminigildo Domingo of Philippines; sisters, Maria (Thomas) Agustin of the Philippines, Corazon (Ernesto) Orbeta of Oahu, Benita Clemente of the Philippines, Lucia (Ador) Abella of the Philippines, Mennie (Frank) Green of Kapaa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Akiyo Mori Honjo

Akiyo Mori Honjo of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the age of 103 years old. She was the oldest of 11 children. She attended Eleele Elementary School and was owner of Ma’s Family Restaurant, with her husband Masao Honjo, for over 40 years before closing her business January of 2007 at the age of 92 years old. Since then, her daughter Amy has been her caregiver.

She was predeceased by her father, Kiyoshi Mori; mother, Hazue Kawaguchi Mori; husband, of 36 years, Masao Honjo.

Grandma Honjo or just “Ma” as she liked to be called by her family and customers, is survived by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She raised 3 children, Amy (Sueharu-deceased) Umakoshi, Herbert (Fay-deceased) Honjo and Harriet (Tsutao) Morioka. She has 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandson; Derek (Rebekah) Umakoshi, sons, Alex and Ian. Wesley (Sandra) Umakoshi and daughter Kristin. Terry (Kent) Ogomori and sons, Kelsey and Korey. Alan (Shanna) Umakoshi and daughter, Alanna. Mike (Sheri) Umakoshi and their daughters Rylee, Lara and Sachi. Tammie (Russell) Uyeda and their daughters, Courtney, Lyndsey and Sydney, Mitzi (Wade) Yamamoto and their daughters, Tobi Sibolboro and Tirah Yamamoto, Paige (Cleve) Javier and their children, Drake and Grace, Naomi (Darren) Wakano and their children, Dylan and Lacey, Mae (Darin) Asato and their children, Brandon and Kaitlyn, and Danny (Julie) Morioka and their daughters, Kylie and Sarah and her great great-grandson, Reegan Sibolboro.

She is also survived by the people who took care of Ma at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home and especially Dr. Liliane Kheng who was Ma’s physician at Kuhio Medical Center and the staff of Kuhio Medical Center and Dr. Yee of Honolulu for the short time Ma was at Hale Kupuna. Ma died of natural causes and is beginning her new “GYO” in the spiritual world. We love you always.

Prayer services will be held at Tensho-Kotai-Jingu Kyo on Nov. 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. Family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Noboru Robert Hiraoka

Noboru Robert Hiraoka of Kapaa passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Oct. 20, 2017 at the age of 96. He was born in Hawaii on Sept. 11, 1921, and retired as a cook with Hamura Saimin.

Preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Hamura Hiraoka.

Noboru is survived by daughters, Wendy (Marvin) Barcial and Laurel (Alvin) Tanigawa; sister, Sally T. Kingman of Lihue; brother, Stanley Hiraoka of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Todd (Cari) Barcial, Nicholas (Kellie) Barcial, Justin Barcial, Sheri Mihaylo, Ashley (Christopher) Larusso, Sarah (Elaine) Oishi; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private burial services were held at Kauai Memorial Gardens on Nov. 9, 2017. Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Daniel Gil Renti Cruz

Daniel Gil Renti Cruz, 53 years of Waianae, Oahu passed away on Oct. 9, 2017. He was born on June 15, 1964, in Lihue. He was a supervisor for Kokua Villa Inc. at Waianea; a day care facility for adults with intellectual disabilities.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Idao Renti Cruz; father, William A. Renti Cruz.

He is survived by his mother, Ercelly S. Renti Cruz; sisters, Diana Honjiyo, Dena M. Renti Cruz; numerous aunt, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mass will begin at 10 a.m.

Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary in Honolulu and Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with the arrangements.


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